Category Archives: FreeBSD

Nginx HTTP to HTTPS redirection and performance optimization

By | May 23, 2015

HTTP, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the foundation of communication on the Internet. But it is not secure, the communication happens in an unencrypted format. However, HTTPS uses SSL or TLS cryptographic protocol to encrypt the data flow. In this post we will see Nginx HTTP to HTTPS redirection, with Comodo Positive SSL certificate, and performance optimization… Read More »

FreeBSD 10.1 update error : ///usr/src/crypto/openssl/util/ No such file or directory

By | April 5, 2015

While working on a fresh FreeBSD 10.1 installation today, I encountered this error while updating the OS # freebsd-update fetch install “Installing updates…install: ///usr/src/crypto/openssl/util/ No such file or directory” There seems to be a bug due to which this error pops up. In order to overcome this situation, we need to create the directory ‘util‘… Read More »

Install FEMP stack on FreeBSD 10.1

By | January 23, 2015

In this post we will see how to install FEMP stack on FreeBSD 10.1 FEMP stands for (F)reeBSD (N)ginx (M)ySQL (P)HP-FPM. I will be using the ports collection to install this. At a production level, installing packages from the ports tree is highly advisable. You can tailor each package to your specific needs — for example… Read More »

How to install vim in FreeBSD 10

By | January 22, 2015

In this post we will see how to install vim in FreeBSD 10. Vim is the improvised version of the traditional Vi editor, with additional functionality. For more information please visit ““. What we will do in this tutorial is, we will install Vim, and link the path of its executable to that of the… Read More »